Post: Secretary (Administration)

The South African High Commission in Canberra is seeking a qualified individual with the required work experience for the following full-time position.

Basic Function

The incumbent of this position will serve as Secretary to the Manager of the Corporate Services Section at the High Commission. The Incumbent will perform Secretarial, Administrative, Clerical duties including, but not limited to maintaining Information Databases, managing logistics for visits, drafting routine correspondence. The Incumbent will act as relief Receptionist and Administrative Officer and will perform other additional tasks as and when required. Attend to public enquiries telephonically, via email and in person.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Certificate of completion of 12 years of schooling.
  • One year Secretarial Diploma / Certificate.
  • Three years of working experience as Secretary or equivalent position.
  • Previous experience in a Diplomatic Mission and knowledge of South Africa would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in various software programs (Windows, Excel, Power Point).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must hold Australian citizenship or be eligible to work in Australia.
  • Salary range: Starting from AUD $44,294 – $71,182 per annum plus benefits.
    (Appointment salary level based on qualification and experience).

Application Procedures

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest accompanied by:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of Certificates, Diplomas and references from previous employer.
  • Certified copy of Work permit visa, if applicable.

In the letter of interest, applicants should state how their education and work experience relate to the qualifications listed for the position.

Applications and relevant documents must be sent to or delivered at:

South African High Commission
Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place
Canberra 2600 ACT

For attention: Ms E van der Merwe

Selection Process

After a paper selection, the short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview. Should you not comply with all the requirements your application will not be considered. No telephonic enquiries please.

Closing Date For Applications

Applications must be received by 15h00 on 13 August 2018. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

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